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Huawei files lawsuits accusing Samsung of violating patents

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James Dalporto

BEIJING AP — Chinese tech giant Huawei said Wednesday it has filed patent infringement lawsuits against South Korean mobile phone rival Samsung in the United States and China, in a case that highlights the rise of Asian competitors as technology creators.

3 vendor last year and accounted for 8.2 percent of global sales in the first quarter of this year, according to the International Data Corporation.

Samsung is the biggest global mobile phone brand, with a 24.5 percent market share in the first quarter, according to IDC.

The lawsuits against Samsung cover four patents for mobile devices and eight for networks, according to a Huawei spokesman, Joe Kelly.

He said Huawei was not asking the court to restrict sales of Samsung handsets.

Huawei says it spent 59.6 billion yuan $9 billion on research and development last year, which government data show is the biggest research budget of any Chinese company.

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